This image of a Fuzhou man has gone viral online after he was inexplicably caught cleaning his teeth with a bird, reports China Daily.
We’ve heard of keeping pet birds for companionship and conversation, yet this man discovered another use for his friendly fowl – because who pays for toothpicks?
Clearly unperturbed by the bird flu scare of recent years, the man has somehow trained the bird to clean his teeth with its beak.
Birds have left something of an impression in recent news and the man will want to be careful not to raise the ire of animal rights activists. Earlier this month, a Sichuan couple was pilloried after posting photos of hunting endangered birds with crossbows.
By Liam Bourke